Computex

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant's decision not to make its own headset, following the Surface strategy, but throw the responsibility over to OEMs had led to some concern that we'd see plenty of me-too mixed reality visors clogging shelves come the holiday season. Happily, it looks like that's not going to be the case.

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Qualcomm’s smart router plan puts mesh, IoT, and Alexa-style agents in one

Qualcomm’s smart router plan puts mesh, IoT, and Alexa-style agents in one

Routers may not be sexy but they can definitely be ambitious, with Qualcomm looking to replace your Echo, router, and smart home bridges with a single unit. The company unveiled its Mesh Networking Platform and Reference Design at Computex 2017 this week, an all-in-one that combines mesh networking, self-healing and -organizing configuration, voice agents like Alexa and Google Assistant, and all the radios to talk to your connected lights, locks, speakers, and more, in a single box.

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Intel Compute Card puts a tiny modular PC in your pocket

Intel Compute Card puts a tiny modular PC in your pocket

Intel wants to put a Core i5 processor into your pants pocket, but don't worry, it's not making another attempt at the smartphone chip market. Instead, the company has detailed the Intel Compute Card at Computex 2017 this week, effectively a full Windows PC squeezed into something the size of a credit card. Intel is betting on it igniting a new age of modular computing.

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Intel Core i9 leads new X-series CPUs for the most demanding users

Intel Core i9 leads new X-series CPUs for the most demanding users

Intel knows you're obsessed with speed, so please feel free to add the Intel Core i9 and the Core X-series processors to your List of Gadgetry to Covet. Unveiled at Computex 2017 this week, the new chips are part of what Intel says is recognition that no, not all PC users are created equal. Indeed, when it comes to gamers, content creators, and people dealing in compute-intense segments like virtual reality, the needs are higher than the current Core i3, i5, and i7 range can deliver.

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MSI Infinite A gaming desktop is ‘quiet as an assassin’

MSI Infinite A gaming desktop is ‘quiet as an assassin’

MSI has taken the wraps off a new gaming desktop at Computex 2017, the MSI Infinite A. This desktop, according to the company, is designed for gamers who 'want infinite possibilities to play the way they want,' hence the name. The computer comes with an angular and quite colorful design that hints at both its modern and its gaming nature, as well as modern hardware under the hood and a Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design.

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ASUS ROG welcomes new gaming PCs and accessories at Computex 2016

ASUS ROG welcomes new gaming PCs and accessories at Computex 2016

Computex is, of course, all about computers and computing. While analysts and pundits point out how the personal computer is dying, the one area where it still has a firm hold on is gaming. So aptly, ASUS has unveiled, in addition to its more professional and suave ZenBook products, a whole host of ROG, short for Republic of Gaming, desktops, laptops, and components that promise to give gamers the ultimate, no holds barred gaming experience that money can buy, including what ASUS claims is the world's most compact gaming desktop, the ROG G31 Edition 10.

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VR goes portable with MSI’s new backpack computer

VR goes portable with MSI’s new backpack computer

Good news, everyone! Now there's a way to finally enjoy virtual reality while one the go! No, I'm not talking about Samsung's phone-based Gear VR, or even using a headset in a really wide, open space — like a warehouse. I mean using a high-end headset, like the Rift or Vive, while it's still tethered to a powerful PC. How is this possible? MSI has a simple solution: just strap the rig to your back!

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Blocks modular smartwatch teams with Qualcomm

Blocks modular smartwatch teams with Qualcomm

The Blocks modular smartwatch project is still underway, and is looking more promising all the time. Blocks Wearables, the company behind the smartwatch, has announced a new collaboration with Qualcomm at Computex in Taipei, revealing that the maker’s Snapdragon 400 will be powering the wearable. The smartwatch will be running Android Lollipop, and will feature a round display alongside modular components for expanding its functionality in much the same way Google's Project Ara smartphone uses modules. The company behind the watch has also found a manufacturer.

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Zotac Zbox MA760 mini PC has a quartet of DisplayPort outputs

Zotac Zbox MA760 mini PC has a quartet of DisplayPort outputs

If you are in the market for a very small form factor PC that has the ability to support multiple monitors, the Zotac Zbox MA760 might be exactly what you are looking for. The PC isn’t exactly bristling with performance, but it's not bad for a mini PC. The biggest feature is certainly the ability for it to support four monitors at one time. The four video outputs are all DisplayPort.

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Windows Phone devices will hit sub-$200 this year, exec says

Windows Phone devices will hit sub-$200 this year, exec says

What would entice you to give Windows Phone a shot? The phone would obviously have to be nice, but what if it were a good $100-$200 cheaper than the competition? According to Microsoft, that’s exactly what you’re about to see from them.

 

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SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

It has been a year and a day since SanDisk unveiled its Extreme II SSD. Now, at Computex once more, the flash storage manufacturer is announcing the evolution of this solid state storage device, the Extreme PRO, a drive that it is selling to be the drive for hardcore PC gaming, graphics-intensive applications, and serious multimedia work.

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ASUS Transformer Book Flip does yoga, totes NVIDIA graphics

ASUS Transformer Book Flip does yoga, totes NVIDIA graphics

ASUS isn't done yet with its Computex lineup. Saving what could be the best for last, the manufacturer has announced the Transformer Book Flip, sporting a familiar folding hybrid form factor, but with chips that could give others of its kind a run for their money.

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